Gardener’s Law

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It was a matter of luck that I chose the least overcast part of a drizzly day to join Jackie in the garden today.

Ace Reclaim bench

Aided by a crutch, I walked along the Shady Path to the Ace Reclaim bench which I made my first perch

Jackie carrying perching stool along Shady Path

while Jackie followed with Mum’s stool.

Palm Bed

My eye was drawn to a poppy in the Palm Bed which I could only see from a standing position.

Jackie pulling up cow parsley

In order for me to photograph the scene from the stool, the Head Gardener was kind enough to bend down and pull out mature cow parsley to reveal

the poppies,

Geranium palmatums

without disturbing a host of geranium palmatums.

Oval Bed from Ace Reclaim bench

Red roses in the Oval Bed were also visible from this viewpoint.

Moving alongside the decking, I focussed on a pale blue clematis; the deep red climbing rose above the bench; and planters containing mimuluses, begonias, and petunias.

Jackie explaining 'Gardener's Law'

As she gathered up the cow parsley Jackie explained ย Gardener’s Law, which holds that whenever you bend to pick up anything from the ground you will be standing on the other end of it.

This evening we dined on second helpings of yesterday’s excellent Indian takeaway meal.

 

 

68 thoughts on “Gardener’s Law

  1. The Head Gardener knows her stuff and speaks the truth. I kinda took a liking to that clematis. I like the pedals looking ruffled. I haven’t had Indian food in a while, is it still mostly curry?

  2. The Head Gardener has been doing a fantastic job as Interim Chief Garden Photographer but I suspect she is relieved that you are sufficiently mobile to take some pictures in the garden. And of course both garden and your pictures of it are a feast for the eyes ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Absolutely adore poppies an clematis an I see some splendid specimens here in your photos. I also love that third photo of Jackie bending over with the fuzzy purplicious things partially obscuring here. It was an intriguing vignette! And wow, out and about with are crutch are you!!!
    I’m so glad you are continuing to improve my friend. Love and hugs, N ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

  4. These captured moments despite disability are precious. Also whenever you bend down to do one thing, you find something else that you must do first. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the gardener’s lot that her work is never done.

  5. It’s not just gardeners who experience this law – clumsy people with lots of computer leads experience a similar problem. I’m glad to find it;s a natural law and not just me being an idiot.

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  6. Gardens and gardening…good for the body, mind, heart, and soul! Thank you for sharing your beauty…your flowers AND your Jackie…with us! ๐Ÿ™‚
    HUGS!!! for both of you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I thought you were going to say that the Gardenerโ€™s Law is where you pull the plant out next to the one you want to get rid off (leaving the one you were really trying to pull out). That happens to me on a regular basis!

    Iโ€™m surprised that cow parsley hasnโ€™t found its way into my garden yet. Maybe it doesnโ€™t like strawberries….

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